The Optimus G is LG’s new flagship phone and marks the company’s break into the top-tier smartphone market. With an incredible quad-core Snapdragon processor, a 13-megapixel camera, and a high quality screen all packaged into a sleek build, does the Optimus G mean trouble for the other top dogs in the Android game? Read on and watch the video review to find out how this version from Sprint fares.
When we first started talking about Republic Wireless last year, the service was in beta. When we last talked about it a few days ago, it was still in beta. Now, the moment some of you may have been waiting for is at hand: Republic Wireless is officially open to everyone.
While some seem to have learned their lesson and are extending a helping hand to the growing independent developer community, others are still stubbornly locking bootloaders and going out of their way to stop us from poking our noses into our phones’ internals.
Smartphone pricing is generally higher directly with the carriers so the news of a discounted handset with Amazon Wireless is not really a surprise. Nontheless, being able to get the LG Optimus G (for Sprint or AT&T) for $99.99 is still a nice deal and one worthy of mentioning.
We’re just a few days away from Black Friday 2012 (November 23) and while we have covered the most important Android offers as mentioned in the leaked Black Friday ads originating from the most important retailers out there, we’re going to do a major recap just so you know what stores to visit next week in search for sweeter smartphone and tablet deals.
The U.S. mobile market is a big one, with 321.7 million subscribers as of second quarter of 2012. That’s a 101% mobile penetration, which means the number of lines equals the population. But while the nation is serviced by four major carriers today, T-Mobile thinks the market is not big enough for four big carriers to service.
As we get closer to Black Friday, more and more companies leak some, if not all, their special sales for November 23, with plenty of them listing a variety of electronic devices, Android smartphones and tablets included.
Great news for those looking for pay-as-you go service in the United States, Sprint is preparing to bring 4G LTE to its prepaid subsidiaries. While Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile already offer 4G WiMAX, LTE is considerably faster and more reliable in most cases.
In the United States, Thanksgiving season means plenty of great deals, especially on the Friday after the holiday. What if you don’t want to wait that long? Amazon has you covered thanks to a new promotion for the Samsung Galaxy S3 and several other Sprint phones that starts immediately. The flagship Samsung smartphone will now set you back just $49.99 with a two-year contract.
The Sprint 4G LTE rollout continues. According to a recent announcement from the carrier, nine additional markets will be getting coverage in the coming months. The rollout will be for select areas in Arkansas, California, Florida, Indiana, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Texas and Wisconsin.